Community Spotlight: Monstrous Gangs, Historic Libyans & Sci-Fi Metal

October 13, 2019 by crew

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Come and join us for another delve into the Forums and Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great looking pieces this week...

...make sure to always let us know what YOU have been working on and share it across the site.

Warhammer Underworlds Warbands by m30wm1x

Leading the way we're going to be looking at some more Warhammer Underworlds warbands from you guys. These are really dynamic and interesting models from Games Workshop and it's no surprise you folks have been picking them up and painting the range.

Warhammer Underworlds Warbands #1 by m30wm1x

m30wm1x (a brilliant name by the way) has been working on some fantastic paint schemes for these miniatures which takes on a very artistic edge. I love the subtle way the blending has been done and the nice highlighting done to give them a little bit of a comic book feel. The Troggoth in particular, Mollog, is looking fantastic and the style used is reminiscent of the classic Trolls from Warhammer plus something a little different; especially when you look at the colourful mushrooms on top.

Looking at more from the somewhat more natural side of life we have these Sylvaneth too. The natural earthy tones have come across amazingly here and it is a really nice contrast to the ghostly hues seen on the spirits that inhabit this living wood. The little touches of colour here and there are also a lovely touch and draw the eye, on the flowers and for the sprites wandering about the base.

Warhammer Underworlds Warbands #2 by m30wm1x

Finally, from my pick anyway, we have this set of Grots! Once again we have some stylish use of base colours and tones with bright poppy elements which take them to the next level. The goblin green skin is wonderful and highlighting especially well.

Warhammer Underworlds Warbands #3 by m30wm1x

The addition of colourful mushrooms, Squigs and all sorts of other accessories really make this warband pop and I shall take my mushroom-shaped hat off to m30wm1x for a stunning collection of models. Make sure to check out the Project linked above for even more warbands.

Libyan Spearmen by janus1004

Next up we're looking back through history to some work from janus1004 who always paints some stunningly good models. Here we have some from the Ancient age with his Libyan Spearmen from Victrix.

Libyan Spearmen by janus1004

These models were painted with a mix of contrast paints alongside some conventional paints too and I would say that the effect looks fantastic. It has made for a really nice looking set of quick-to-paint models that look effective and battlefield ready. The transfers then make the models pop and bring them up to that next level.

One thing I was particularly impressed by here was the way the basing has been used as a nice way to frame the models. The darker tones there are a good contrast to the bright white armour and clothes of these spearmen.

Noise Marine by dogma2097

Last but not least we're looking at a project which I've been waiting to see completed for a while. Here we have this amazingly well painted Noise Marine by dogma2097.

Noise Marine #1 by dogma2097

The model takes cues in its painting style from a range of different rock and metal sources and it has come together in some exceptional detail. I know where your eye is being drawn but first off we need to look at all that detailing around the helmet, especially with the white base cut through with those blue markings over the lens.

Noise Marine #2 by dogma2097

The amount of work that has gone into the painting here is absurb and I love all the little hints of darker colours in the recesses to really make the other colours pop. The basic metallic look on the arms and across the top half of the armour serves as a good way of drawing your eye to the other colours.

...and then we have that amazing work on the legs!

Noise Marine #3 by dogma2097

That is some very nice looking work on those trousers...well, armoured legs. I think the tartan has come across really well and it might even encourage me to try and do some tartan for myself on other models!

What Are You Painting Right Now?

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

If you fancy getting your hobby fingers out and showing off your newest paint job, terrain piece or even greatest gaming achievement, we want to know about it!

We don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran of the brush, everything you do inspires us to create more and more content together!

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